April 7: Anonymous Cyber-Attacks Israel

The international hacker group Anonymous focused its fire on Israel on this date in 2014, for the second time since Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) 2013 — and with a third attack expected today, April 7, 2015. The targets of #OpIsrael have included websites of Israel’s prime minister, the Bank of Israel, the country’s American embassy, […]

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The Climate March: Unity vs. JVP

by Myriam Miedzian I’VE GONE TO MANY A MARCH — from Free Algeria when I was a student in Paris, to Get Out of Vietnam, to No War in Iraq. Many of them were very large, but the People’s Climate March in New York was the largest I’ve ever attended. At least 250,000 people, probably a […]

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Notes from a Small Planet: Six Degrees, Six Days

by Mimi Bluestone SIX DEGREES CENTIGRADE. That’s how much scientists expect global temperatures to rise if human beings keep burning fossil fuels at current and projected rates. Six degrees is four degrees more than the temperature at which nearly all of the world’s governments have agreed we can survive as a species. Even a two-degree […]

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March 6: Marches of the Unemployed

Half a million unemployed workers and their supporters marched in twenty-five cities across the U.S. on this date in 1930, in demonstrations that were led by the Unemployed Councils, which the Communist Party had organized the previous year. In Madison, Wisconsin, a demonstration at the capitol plaza by the Trade Union Unity League (a Communist […]

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December 10: Human Rights Day in Israel

More than 10,000 people marched in Tel Aviv on this date in 2010 to mark Human Rights Day, including Jews, both religious and secular, as well as Muslim and Christian Palestinians, Africans from Somalia, Eritrea, and Sudan, straight and gay Israelis, foreign workers, and others. Some 130 organizations were represented, and signs read “Democracy: The […]

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October 8: Days of Rage

The Weathermen faction of a splintered Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) launched its “Days of Rage” protest in Chicago on this date in 1969, based on John Gregory Jacobs’ call to “bring the [Vietnam] war home.” Three days of “direct action” against businesses, homes, cars, and cops grew out of a resolution written by […]

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